Online Gambling Leads to Child Abuse?

by , Jun 13, 2009 | 7:57 am

So says this class-action lawyer on the right in an interview on CNBC on Wednesday. The Jeffrey Pollack lookalike on the left doesn’t seem to buy it.

6 Comments to “Online Gambling Leads to Child Abuse?”

  1. Snuffy

    Ok I guess all online poker players are child abusers and alcoholics. Good to know (rolls eyes).

  2. DanM

    This makes me so depressed. Makes me want to beat children and kill myself.

  3. Poker Shrink

    No! No! No! He just misspoke. Online Gambling leads to self-abuse, also callouses and baldness.

  4. DanM

    BTW, one of the things I noticed about this “debate” … that we need to be able to jump on at appropriate times … the idiot good-hearted gambling foe makes big claims that playing poker against a machine is extra dangerous.

    That argument, can be squashed, of course, with a simple but emphatic explanation of peer-to-peer online poker play.

    Another reminder, when the “click your mouse, lose your house” argument comes up, we should have some stats at the ready to show just how much play is at the micro-stakes (not available in live poker) … so we can say that more realistically, for the super-vast majority, it’s “click your mouse and have a 60-40 shout of making a nickel with two cards to come.”

  5. Aaron A.

    Yeah the guy on the Right was a total bafoon. Gambling leads to child abuse? Because it’s in our homes, behind closed doors… Wild.

  6. DanM

    I’m just glad to see the presumably impartial commentator not buying his line of horse shizznit.

    Of course we can expect the counter-arguments to get more sophisticated as this debate takes shape in coming months.